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Mendeley and Zotero


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Mendeley and Zotero

  1. 1. 1 Organize your papers, notes, and ideas > Open Mendeley> Under My Library, select All documents Mendeley has a desktop application tohelpyou sort, organize and read research. Here it is. > Show desktop (by bottom left magic corner) Here I have a folder of 5journal articles. I can simply drag and drop the articles into the desktop client and you can see how the software automatically extracts the relevant metadata - author, title, year of publication, etc. Drag and drop folder into bottom left magic corner Click Recently Added in My Library Click the sync button You can create “watch folders”that detect new articles and then loads them into Mendeleyautomatically File > Watch folder You can also add a citation manually or by an article’s DOI (Digital Object Identifier) number > File > Add entry manually
  2. 2. 2 >go to DOI > enter … 10.1038/nature07118 > click on magnifying glass> Save Your libraries will automatically sync on the cloud across all machines wherever you have Mendeley installed – even on your iPhone or iPad Be sure to hit the sync button Now you can organize your papers by author, title, year, or other fields. > All Documents > click authors, title, or year to sort articles And you can sort them into folders. >Drag and drop article into Important articles folder You can also add tags to your citations as another level of organization Click right panel >show Tags (beneath abstract) Searching through your articles is quick, easy and powerful. You cansearch through metadata, tags, and even the content within an article > Click all documents
  3. 3. 3 >Search for “Bethesda” – “It’s able to search within the text of the PDF article” I can use the Mendeley Desktop client as a PDF viewer tomake highlights and write annotations Open PDF > highlight text Write a note When you’re done, you can export this PDF with all of your annotations and highlights. o In PDF file > File > Export PDF with annotations o you can see all the annotations at the bottom You can also add your notes in the right panel of the PDF article Let’s look at creating citations and bibliographies This issuper easy and automatic.Mendeleyhas a plug-in for Microsoft Word, Open Office, and BibTeX. “Let me demonstrate in Word” -- Open Word >Write a sentence “I can add a citation with the click of one button” > click Cite Generate a bibliography at the end
  4. 4. 4 Change citation styles in this drop-down menu– “over 6000 citation styles available, and you can even create your own citation style” “You could also drag and drop a citation from Mendeley into the Word document.” Let’s look at the social elements of research Research can be a very solitary experience. We all want our work to be read and to have impact. And we also want to find our community of researchers who are interested in what we are. Fortunately,Mendeley has features to help you promote you work, cultivate awareness of a topic,find recommended papers, and even find potential collaboration partners. Mendeley has a web application “My Library allows you to access your papers and reading lists from anywhere in the world” In Mendeley Web, I can see what others are reading and find related works. By aggregating research statistics in the cloud of over 30M+ papers in Mendeley,
  5. 5. 5 recommendations are made on what to read next based on my library >Click Papers tab “You can search for content or choose from the most popular topics” Click into Chemistry Click into a “popular” record >>“Each record has as all sorts of useful statistics” o Readership statistics o Related articles o Click Groups – “here are research groups who have added this article to their group folder” o “You can click in and see what they have read” o “You can add content directly into your library by clicking this green button at the top” With Groups you can “See what others are reading” “You can then join or follow interesting groups” “And with over 1 million researchers worldwide in Mendeley – you could potentially find new collaboration partners” To promote your work, you can create a researcher profile
  6. 6. 6 <Go back to slides and demonstrate profiles and readership statistics> Collaborating in teams To help us work in teams, you can leverage the social media elements of Mendeleyforcollaboration. Earlier we saw public groups, but you can also create private groups to share full text with your colleagues. They can access the files placed into the group folder. In this way, it becomes the hub of all your project group's research, communication and organization > Groups >Select Jeff’s family and friends Show activity feed –“It's a newsfeed that gives you updates on your colleagues activities, similar to Facebook or LinkedIn.You can track and respond to commentary, so it reduces the amount of email back and forth.” Different team members can annotate and comment in a file.
  7. 7. 7 Remember: you can export the PDF with annotations Now that’s Mendeley. Let’s now look at Zotero. ==== Zotero Open Zotero What is it? Zotero is like Mendeley. It’s a free, easy-to-use tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share your research sources. You can pay for an upgrade to increase your online storage space. You can do a lot of the same things as you can with Mendeley (including social profiles and networking, and organizing and preparing citations). But there are some powerful features unique to Zotero. (1)
  8. 8. 8 First of all, Zoterolets you take web clippings and add it to your personal library with a single click. In this way, it helps you archive the web. In Safari, I’ve installed the Zotero Connector. Alternatively, you can setup a connector for other web browsers like Chrome or Firefox. >Go to a New York Times article “I click the Save to Zotero button” “Now I switch over to the Zotero standalone client.” “Here is the record of the web page” Double click – “it opens in a web browser” Thissnapshot is a locally stored copy of a web page in the same state as it was when it was saved. Snapshots are available without an internet connection. Back to the Zotero client Another unique Zoterofeature is that you can add PDFs, images, audio, video files, snapshots of web pages, and really anything else. It can handle a lot of different content types.
  9. 9. 9 == Show conclusion slide == Q&A Why pay for Mendeley? Personal storage plan - Increase your personal library storage space Team plans – Increase your group storage and collaborate Where is the knowledge base to search for answers to Mendeley questions? Synchronization problems estions/330591-explain-how-sync-in-mendeleyworksThe 'Sync files' setting is shared across all your computers. If you turn it on, your files will appear on Mendeley Web. If you turn it off, files are
  10. 10. 10 removed from Mendeley Web and not available on other systems. Great Zotero training guide